Thuggish Ruggish Bone

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"Thuggish Ruggish Bone"
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - Thuggish Ruggish Bone.jpg
Single by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony featuring Shatasha Williams
from the album Creepin on ah Come Up
Released April 20, 1994
Format CD
Recorded 1993
Genre Gangsta rap, horrorcore, g-funk
Length 4:40
Label Ruthless/Epic
Writer(s) Anthony Henderson, Stanley Howse, Bryon McCane, Kenneth McCloud, Steven Howse, Tim Middleton, Charles Scruggs
Producer(s) DJ U-Neek
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony chronology
"Thuggish Ruggish Bone"
"Foe tha Love of $"

"Thuggish Ruggish Bone" is the debut single of the rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, from their debut EP Creepin on ah Come Up. It features local Cleveland singer Shatasha Williams.[1] The song reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was included in the soundtrack of the video game True Crime: Streets of LA; and the second half of Layzie Bone's verse was reused on the track "Family Scriptures" on the Mo Thugs Family debut album, Family Scriptures.[2]

The music video (directed by Terry Heller) was shot near the Cuyahoga River on Cleveland's westside, near from the Lakeview Estates public housing units. The music video also featured rapper Eazy-E.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Thuggish Ruggish Bone (EP Version) (featuring Shatasha Williams) (4:40)
  2. Thuggish Ruggish Bone (Instrumental) (4:32)
  3. Thuggish Ruggish Bone (A Capella) (4:40)

Official versions[edit]

  • Thuggish Ruggish Bone (A Cappella) (4:40)
  • Thuggish Ruggish Bone (EP Version) (4:40)
  • Thuggish Ruggish Bone (Instrumental) (4:32)



Billboard Hot 100 22[4]
Billboard Hot Rap Songs 2[5]
Billboard Hot R&B Songs 17[5]
New Zealand Singles Chart 2

RIAA Certification[edit]

Release Date Certification Certification Date
June 1, 1994 Platinum March 31, 1995[6]


  • Featured Guest: Shatasha Williams
  • Producer: [Kenny McCloud]
  • Executive Producer: Eazy-E
  • Recorded by: Kenny McCloud at The Blackhole Recording Studio
  • Additional Recording and Mixed by: Donovan "Tha Dirt Biker" Sound at Audio Achievement Studios
  • Mastered by: "Big Bass" Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Published by: Ruthless Attack Muzick (ASCAP), Dollarz N Sense Muzick, Keenu Songs (BMI)


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